Author Topic: Tie rod end boots  (Read 128 times)

raueda1

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Tie rod end boots
« on: 21 August 2019, 07:38 PM »
The boots on a couple of my tie rod ends are slightly cracked.  Someplace I found replacement boot kits for not too much $$$.  Is there any reason not to replace the boots if the innards are still tight and clean? 

And then, if I do, will I need an alignment?  Seems like just popping the ends off and reinstalling wouldn't upset the geometry.  Comments welcome, thanks!
-Dave
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Re: Tie rod end boots
« Reply #1 on: 21 August 2019, 08:20 PM »
I've done this before. Just make sure you clean out any contaminants, and adding grease would be a good idea. It won't affect the alignment at all.
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raueda1

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Re: Tie rod end boots
« Reply #2 on: 22 August 2019, 08:09 AM »
I've done this before. Just make sure you clean out any contaminants, and adding grease would be a good idea. It won't affect the alignment at all.
Thanks Scott.
-Dave
Now:  '76 6.9 Euro
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0